By: Takayla Gadberry, sports information assistant
CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's soccer team traveled south for a matchup against Mount St. Joseph University on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. The Beavers dropped a 2-0 decision to the Lions. Bluffton slipped to 5-10 (2-4 HCAC) on the season while MSJ improved to 8-5-2 (4-1-1 HCAC).
Just four minutes into the match, Mount's Hannah Schloemer netted a shot that gave the Lions an early 1-0 lead. Schloemer would connect with the back of the net just 14 minutes later in what would be the final goal of the night as both defenses kept the second half scoreless. Junior Tajah Upshaw (Lima/Senior) and freshman Skylar Kirk (Troy) both put up one shot apiece for the visiting team.
The Bluffton offense struggled as the Beavers were only able to fire two shots, compared to Mount's 30 attempts. The Lions forced nine more corner kicks (10-1) but were whistled for one more foul (4-3). Junior keeper Sienna Sullivan (Columbus/Hilliard Davidson) walked away with 15 saves in the loss.
The women are back in action again on Saturday, Oct. 26, when they travel down to Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m with the men's match to follow at 3:30 p.m. Go Beavers!